Bridge Family Center Resources
Sun, Nov 22 2:18pm
Here are some wonderful resources from the Bridge Family Center that include counseling as well as different support groups around the topics of grief, race, and a middle school grief group. Some opportunities are available in-person or virtually. Call for more information.
 
Dear Friends,
As the pandemic continues to surge, many of us are struggling with our daily lives. Anxiety, depression, loneliness, and lack of motivation are just some of the challenges we are facing.
With the holidays upon us, we know there will be added stress to our already chaotic lives.
We are here to help you through this difficult time. Our counselors are available to meet with you either in person or by Telehealth. Currently, we do not have a waiting list, so if you call us today (860.313.1119) we can schedule your appointment within the week.
Three group sessions are also being offered. Please take a moment to read through our programs below to learn more about our grief and racial justice support groups. Talking, feeling connected, and supporting one another can help ease your anxieties and troubling emotions.
You do not have to navigate this difficult journey by yourself. Please connect with us to access our counseling services and receive the care and help you need and deserve.
Warm regards,
Margaret Hann
Executive Director, Bridge Family Center
 
Grief Support Group
Adult Support Group for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. The meetings provide grief education and support to ease the pain of loss as well as encourage healing and growth.
Virtual Meetings Tuesdays 6-7pm.
December 1st, 2020 through February 2nd, 2021.
For more information contact:
Clinical Director, Martin Smith, LMFT
msmith@bridgefamilycenter.org
860.313.1119 x 1302
 
Creating Stronger Bonds
A group for families of color and their allies
Please join our safe virtual forum for families of multiple backgrounds, and their allies, as we discuss issues families of color and interracial families are facing during this time.

We will explore how racial injustice impacts us an individuals, as well as the entire family system, and effective ways to speak to our children about race.

As we share our thoughts and feelings regarding institutionalized racism in America, our virtual group will provide a much-needed space for families to begin to heal from the many challenges of racism within our communities.
Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Starting December 1, 2020
For more information, please contact:
Martin Smith, LMFT
Clinical Director of Outpatient Psychiatric Services
msmith@bridgefamilycenter.org or 860.313.1119 x1302
 
Middle School Grief Support Group
The death of a parent, sibling, or someone close can be devastating for children and teens of all ages. Children experience a range of intense emotions including sadness, anger, fear, isolation, and guilt. Too often, children end up grieving alone.
Group leaders will support participants as they make their way through their grieving process. Activities are designed specifically to help children hold on to their precious memories, express thoughts
and feelings, and adapt to the many changes in their lives.
Group for children in 6th - 8th Grade
Virtual Meetings
Monday Evening 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
November 30, 2020 through February 1, 2021
For more information contact:
Clinical Director, Martin Smith, LMFT
msmith@bridgefamilycenter.org
860.313.1119 x 1302
 
Future Home of Our New Counseling Center
With the recent opening of our Counseling Center on 100 Shield Street, we expanded our footprint in the Elmwood section of West Hartford. However, we will still maintain a presence in the center of town. We recently purchased property at 1021 Farmington Avenue to house another Counseling Center. Extensive renovations are underway and we plan to open the facility in the early summer of 2021.